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"Goodbye" - Kesha Sebert, 2002
Chords transcribed by Gemma Seymour-Amper, 4 October 2012

I came across this song recently, and thinking it was brilliant, looked up the 
chords here only to find that of the six available versions, every single one of 
them is wrong, particularly about the bridge section, so I thought I'd add my two 
cents. Sadly, there aren't any videotaped versions of this that I've seen, so I'm 
not exactly sure how close this is to what's being played on the recording, but 
it's close, that much I do know, for a simplified version. I have done my best to 
indicate the proper rhythm of the chord changes, so pay attention to where chords 
are notated slightly before or after a syllable of the lyric. Hopefully, my markup 
will survive the submission process correctly. Enjoy! 


D            A       Cadd9   G
 The hope is fading from my lips
D        A                Cadd9     G
 When I kiss you with goodbye
D             A             Cadd9  G
 Now when you let go of our last embrace
D             A              Cadd9    G 
 Please don't look me in the eyes

G                A
 (The) secret's out
        G                 A
 That I just might care about you
      G
 You broke me
         A 
 You're leaving
         G              A
 There's nothing I can do...

D
 (I'll) find a way 
A 
 To close the door
Cadd9        G 
 I wanna say so much more but
D 
 I found you once
A 
 You're lost again
Cadd9       G 
 2000 miles took what could have been

G
 I don't want to
 
 Won't let myself
               D
 I have to realise
A    Cadd9    G 

G
 This might be
 
 This could be
              D 
 This is goodbye
 A    Cadd9
 G            D
 This is goodbye
  A    Cadd9    G
  
D          A                Cadd9   G
 The smile fate was wearing slowly died
D       A                Cadd9      G
 {beat} Minutes turn to months, mmm-mmm
D            A                  Cadd9    G
 The silence of the phone just mocks my cry
D        A                     Cadd9    G 
 When I see that you've moved on

G                A 
 (The) secret's out that I
G           A 
 Did care about you
      G 
 You broke me
      A
 You left me
           G                A
 There was nothing I could do...

D
 (I'll) find a way 
A 
 To close the door
Cadd9        G 
 I wanna say so much more but
D 
 I found you once
A 
 You're lost again
Cadd9       G
 2000 miles took what could have been

G
 I don't want to
 
 Won't let myself
               D
 I have to realise
A    Cadd9    G 

G
 This might be
 
 This could be
              D 
 This is goodbye
 A    Cadd9    G


 {Bridge Chords} The first five chords are the same basic chord shape, just slid 
up the fretboard while leaving the other strings open. I can't tell you how many 
songs in which I've used this trick, because it produces such lovely sounds. The 
chord names are those reported by Guitar Toolkit iOS app, but it doesn't 
distinguish between the two forms of Asus4, so I have added a (#1) and (#2).
 
        Asus4(#1) - x.0.0.2.3.0
        Asus2sus4 - x.0.0.4.5.0
        Dmaj9/A - x.0.0.6.7.0 
        A7sus4- x.0.0.7.8.0
        Asus4(#2) - x.0.0.9.10.0
        Em (Am form, barred at the 7th fret) - x.7.9.9.8.7

Asus4(#1)    Asus2sus4    Dmaj9/A    A7sus4
      Asus4(#2)
 Do I ever cross your mind?
Asus4(#1)    Asus2sus4    Dmaj9/A    A7sus4
               Asus4(#2) 
 'Cause you're on mine all the time
 Asus4(#1)  Asus2sus4      Dmaj9/A   A7sus4     Asus4(#2)
 I          can't        believe     how unfair life is
     Em
 Sometimes
A 
 Oh, oh...

D 
 (I'll) find a way 
A 
 To close the door
Cadd9           G 
 And be OK with nothing more but
D 
 I found you once
A 
 You're lost again
Cadd9       G 
 2000 miles took what could have been


 G
 I don't want to
 
 Won't let myself
               D
 I have to realise
A    Cadd9    G 

G
 This might be
 
 This could be
              D 
 This is goodbye
 A    Cadd9
 G            D
 This is goodbye
  A    Cadd9    G

D            A       Cadd9   G
 The hope is fading from my lips...
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